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Offline mamad

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Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« on: Thursday 15 August 13 04:22 BST (UK) »
Hello,

My mother lived in Leith, Midlothian and worked as an aircraft spray painter during WW2. Although she never mentioned moving away from that area, I know she had friends in Roslin. Does anyone know if the munitions factory in Roslin made aircraft? If not, any information on the location of aircraft factories would be helpful.
She also worked on the railway, however I don't know if that was before or after the spray painting. It may have been after as she had an accident when painting and had problems with her eyes for the rest of her life.
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Mags

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Re: Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 August 13 14:34 BST (UK) »
sorry I dont know much about the subject , but maybe this site might be helpful !
http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scotlandshistory/20thand21stcenturies/worldwarone/munitionsfactories/index.asp
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Re: Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 August 13 15:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Elinga, will have a look.

Mags


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Re: Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 November 20 21:04 GMT (UK) »
I just discovered record for a cousin in Stirling that stated she was an aircraft factory worker in 1943. It listed her address in Stirling so I am guessing a factory may have been nearby.
The previous link does not work.
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Re: Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:23 GMT (UK) »
There was the Keirfield aircraft components factory at Bridge of Allan - just a few miles away.
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Re: Aircraft Factories in Scotland in World War 2
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 November 20 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll look into it.